iPhones, iPads, and iPod Touches that are on iOS iOS 15.7.1+ and iOS 16.1+, will notice that they need to enter the lockscreen passcode multiple times in the iOS monitoring process. This is due to Apple's security updates in those iOS versions.
✅ Device stays secure from strangers.
✅ You'll know each time Bark analyzes the device.
❌ Your kid may miss a notification to enter their passcode.
❌ They may refuse to enter their passcode.
✅ Bark will analyze the device automatically every time.
✅ Analyses happen more frequently (like during the night).
❌ Not having a device passcode leaves the phone vulnerable if lost or stolen.
Sending Apple Feedback
As a parent or guardian, you deserve to protect your child the way you feel is best. Let Apple know their recent update is hampering you.
In the comment section of their feedback page, copy and paste this message:
"Hi! I'm a parent who uses Bark to monitor my child's iOS device. Requiring them
to enter their passcode every time we run Bark hinders my ability to get alerts
for potential dangers like suicidal ideation, bullying, online predators, and
Please consider making this an opt-in feature for families."
Need more help?
Check out our iOS Troubleshooting Guide. Bark Support is also here for you! Please reach out to us if you need additional assistance.